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File:Laurel & Hardy in Flying Deuces 1 edited.png|thumb|right|Stan Laurel (left) and Oliver Hardy (right) in their 1939 feature ''The Flying Deuces'' '''Laurel and Hardy''' were a comedy double act during the Cinema of the United States#Rise of Hollywood|early Classical Hollywood cinema|Classical Hollywood era of Cinema of the United States|American cinema. The team was composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel (1890–1965) and heavyset American Oliver Hardy (1892–1957). They became well known during the late 1920s through the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy.[http://library.eb.co.uk/eb/article-9047353#cite "Laurel and Hardy."] ''Britannica Online Encyclopedia.'' Retrieved: June 12, 2011.Rawlngs, Nate. [http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2005073_2005072_2005121,00.html "Top 10...
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